Our Team

Tom Long

Managing Director
RPEQ (6373), MIEAust, CPEng, NPER, BEng (Hons)

Tom set up Paragon Consulting Engineers in July 2004, having gained ten years experience as a professional engineer in the areas of consulting and contracting. Born and raised in the UK, Tom emigrated to Australia in 1999 and moved to Mackay in 2000. Qualified in civil and structural engineering, Tom now concentrates on project management and running the company.


Peter Lea

Structural Manager
BEng, Co-Op (Hons)

Peter graduated in 2007 and has many years experience in structural design, inspections, damage assessment and project management. Peter has extensive knowledge of using structural design programs to produce efficient designs. Peter manages the structural section of the company.
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Brendon Purnell

Civil Design Manager
RPEQ (19819), MIEAust, CPEng, BEng (Civil) (First Class Hons), Dip. Prof. Practice

Brendon joined PCE in 2012 as a graduate civil engineer with one year of post graduate experience, and specialises predominantly in the conceptual and detailed design of urban infrastructure, stormwater quality design and sewer design. Brendon also has a year of undergradute experience in procurement and the maintenance of bulk materials handling facilities. Brendon achieved his RPEQ status at the start of 2018.


Sebastian Moorrees

Civil Project Engineer
BEng (Hons), Assoc Deg Eng, AdvDip Drafting

Sebastian joined PCE in October 2018 as an emerging Civil Engineer with over 7 years experience in the transport and defence sectors working as engineer and design drafter. Sebastian completed his bachelor’s in civil engineering in mid-2013. Sebastian aspires to enhance his engineering knowledge especially in relation to designing more eco-friendly and sustainable structures.


Candice Dutton

Engineering Assistant

Candice joined PCE in 2006 after working in the local industry. Candice is experienced in both civil and structural drafting and her well-organised nature and engineering proficiency lead to high-quality outputs delivered in an efficient and timely manner.


Corrina Lea

Graduate Engineer
Grad Assoc Deg Eng (Civil)

Corrina joined PCE in March 2016 and has since developed her career as a graduate engineer and is an integral part of our company.  Corrina has skills in project management, engineering design and drafting and provides essential support to both the civil and structural disciplines within PCE.  Corrina has recently completed her Associate Degree in Engineering (Civil) and enjoys expanding her knowledge and ability in the engineering industry.


Savannah Chen

Graduate Engineer
Grad Deg Eng

Savannah joined PCE in June 2022 as a project Engineer. Savannah completed her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in 2016 and went on to complete her Master of Engineering (Civil & Structural) in 2020. Savannah looks forward to expanding her knowledge and ability in the engineering industry here in Mackay.


Jesse Kirkby

Apprentice Cadet Drafter

Jesse joined PCE in September 2020 as an Apprentice Cadet Drafter. Jesse is currently undertaking his Certificate III in Engineering – Technical, through TAFE Queensland and intends to complete his course by the end of 2021.


Lauren Leotta

Office Administrator / accounts officer

Lauren joined PCE in September 2020 as an Office Administrator. Lauren completed her final schooling years in 2018 and went on to work as a junior receptionist/administrator before deciding to further her skills and experience in the administration and business industry in a full-time position.